We need a song right now. Even a chorus might have the power to bring us all together. When fear and greed and self-preservation are our greatest values, everything and everyone “other” becomes either a commodity or a casualty. If we continue to shout and not hear, if we continue to exclude, if we continue to hate, if we continue …
What really marks my favorite music this year is sadness.
My good friend T.C. Worley recently visited North Dakota to see for himself the protests surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and hopefully capture some photos from what may be the largest gathering of Native Americans in over 100 years. And he did, in fact, manage to take what I believe to be the most beautiful and important photo of his …
Tweeting, posting, saying #blacklivesmatter is a good thing. But just the very tip of an iceberg of action that must happen for real change. What can be done? What are some actions people can take to chip away at this enormous problem?
I support the right of my evangelical friends and family to vote for a person like Donald Trump. If you share his values, support his policies, and believe he is somehow the most qualified person for the job, then please exercise your right and vote for your man.
But as someone who takes his Christian faith quite seriously, I’d like to ask one simple favor.
In the sixteen years since I was first diagnosed with cancer, and the decade since my last treatment, there have been a handful of times when Cancer has returned to punch me in the gut.